Township of Oxford, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department – See Ch. 43.
Alarm systems – See Ch. 107.
Unfit buildings – See Ch. 139.
Fire insurance claims – See Ch. 181.
[Adopted 10-21-1993 by Ord. No. 93-11 (Ch. 55, Art. I, of the 1974 Township Code)]

§ 185-1 Local enforcement authorized.

Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Township of Oxford.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.

§ 185-2 Enforcing agency designated.

The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which is hereby created in the Township of Oxford.

§ 185-3 Duties of enforcing agency.

The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the Township of Oxford other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.

§ 185-4 Inspections of life hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established by § 185-2 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.

§ 185-5 Organization of enforcing agency.

The local enforcing agency established by § 185-2 of this article shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Township Committee.

§ 185-6 Fire Official.

A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Official, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford.
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of three years. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Township Committee upon the recommendation of the Fire Official.
D. 
Removal from office. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Fire Official for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Township Committee.

§ 185-7 Board of Appeals.

Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Warren County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.

§ 185-8 Permit fees.

The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be amended to be as follows:
Type of Permit
Fee
Type 1
$25
Type 2
$100
Type 3
$200
Type 4
$300
Type 5
None